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December 2008–February 2009

Winter 2008/2009 Anime

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Bleach Movie 3: Fade to Black - Kimi no Na wo Yobu

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Shounen
  4. Supernatural
  5. Super Power
Bleach Movie 3: Fade to Black - Kimi no Na wo Yobu
December 13, 2008 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

A mysterious reiatsu (spiritual particle) explosion occurs in the center of Seireitei in Soul Society, causing it to be destroyed. At the exact same time, a major change overwhelms Rukia Kuchiki, which leaves her losing something important inside. Kisuke Urahara sends Ichigo Kurosaki to Soul Society to investigate the disturbance. Upon reaching Seireitei, Ichigo is set upon and attacked by shinigamis, once allies, who have no memory of him and Rukia. Now alone and on the run, Ichigo must find the missing Rukia and uncover the cause of the mysterious incident before it's too late.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Kara no Kyoukai 4: Garan no Dou

  1. Action
  2. Magic
  3. Mystery
  4. Romance
  5. Supernatural
  6. Thriller
Kara no Kyoukai 4: Garan no Dou
4.2
December 17, 2008 JST

※ BD/DVD Release

After spending two years in a coma caused by a traffic accident, Shiki Ryougi awakens with amnesia. One day, Shiki is visited by Touko Aozaki, a wizard and proprietor of a studio called "Garan no Dou." Due to the loss of her alternate personality, Shiki has lost not only any memory of her accident, but also any real sense that she's alive and spends her days as a mere empty shell of herself. Strange, enigmatic beings begin to attack her, trying to take control of her body, now that her soul is hollow. However, one day, she confronts the attackers who've resorted to force and Shiki makes the decision to fight of her own volition.

[Source: Aniplex of America]

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Kara no Kyoukai 5: Mujun Rasen

  1. Action
  2. Magic
  3. Mystery
  4. Romance
  5. Supernatural
  6. Thriller
Kara no Kyoukai 5: Mujun Rasen
4.4
January 28, 2009 JST

※ BD/DVD Release

Shiki meets a boy named Tomoe Enjou, a runaway who claims to be a murderer. Shiki allows Tomoe to use her apartment as his hideout. And from that day onward, their strange cohabitation begins. But then one day, Tomoe sees his mother whom he's sure he's killed. Shiki and Tomoe head for the Enjou residence in the Ogawa Complex where the two see Tomoe's parents alive! There Shiki encounters a mage named Souren Araya and finds that he is the mastermind behind all of the incidents involving her up to then. Shiki finds herself trapped within spirals of paradox. And this is only the beginning of a vicious plot by Souren Araya, the powerful sorcerer and archrival of Touko.

[Source: Aniplex of America]

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Kara no Kyoukai 6: Boukyaku Rokuon

  1. Action
  2. Magic
  3. Mystery
  4. Romance
  5. Supernatural
  6. Thriller
Kara no Kyoukai 6: Boukyaku Rokuon
4.0
December 20, 2008 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Apprentice mage Azaka Kokutou, Mikiya’s younger sister, has been ordered by her mentor, Touko Aozaki, to investigate a certain incident in which fairies steal the memories of students at Azaka's school, Reien Academy. Azaka launches an investigation with the help of Shiki who can see fairies. As the investigation proceeds, Shiki finds out that Misaya Ouji, a student body president, is the one who controls fairies. However, the mastermind who gave her the power is Satsuki Kurogiri, a magus who controls words. Ironically, thanks to Satsuki’s magic, Shiki remembers that she had encountered Souren Araya and what he had told her two years ago.

[Source: Aniplex of America]

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Aquarion Movie: Ippatsu Gyakuten-hen

  1. Drama
  2. Fantasy
  3. Mecha
Aquarion Movie: Ippatsu Gyakuten-hen
December 5, 2008 JST

※ BD/DVD Release

This movie is an alternative version of the TV series; it is composed of the two 2007 OVAs, edited to improve the pacing of the plot, and an extra segment akin to a TV episode where the cast are given the task of studying flowers.

The plot has several differences to the TV series.

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Major Movie: Yuujou no Winning Shot

  1. Action
  2. Shounen
  3. Sports
Major Movie: Yuujou no Winning Shot
December 13, 2008 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Goro briefly returns to Japan after a triumphant campaign in the US. He is heading towards Fukuoka where he played baseball when he was a fifth grader. Having just moved into a new town, this is where Goro faced a critical point in his life.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Giratina to Sora no Hanataba Sheimi

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Fantasy
  4. Kids
Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Giratina to Sora no Hanataba Sheimi
December 19, 2008 JST

※ DVD Release

On the other side of the world, there exists another mysterious, mirror-like dimension known as the Reverse World. In this unique space lives the legendary Pokemon Giratina, a god-like Pokemon who soon finds itself in a great struggle with the legendary Pokemon Dialga! Why are these two Pokemon fighting? And what is the secret of this Reverse World?

Meanwhile, Satoshi and his friends are traveling when they are greeted by yet another legendary Pokemon, Shami. This cute and somewhat cheeky Pokemon holds the secret to the battle between the two god Pokemon, but something unexpected happens to it during its journey. In order to save both worlds, Satoshi joins forces with it to stop the fighting once and for all!

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Eiga! Tamagotchi Uchuu Ichi Happy na Monogatari!?

  1. Kids
Eiga! Tamagotchi Uchuu Ichi Happy na Monogatari!?
  • Studio TBD
December 20, 2008 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

No synopsis has been added to this title.

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Denshinbashira Elemi no Koi

  1. Fantasy
Denshinbashira Elemi no Koi
  • Studio TBD
January 2009

※ Theatrical Premiere

The silent scandal of a utility pole, secretly lighting the outskirts of the city. The story is set during the nostalgic time before cellular phones in Japan, and tells the love story of a human and a utility pole.

Elemi the power pole becomes infatuated with electrician Mr.Takahashi. Pretending she is human, she decides to ring him. But this contact is forbidden in the law of power poles. Eventually, rumors spread all over town and Elemi is summoned to court.

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Soukou Kihei Votoms: Pailsen Files the Movie

  1. Mecha
  2. Military
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Space
Soukou Kihei Votoms: Pailsen Files the Movie
  • Studio TBD
January 17, 2009 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Alternative release of Armored Trooper Votoms: Pailsen Files OVA. Was aired 2 years later. Created by the original staff of the series, with an all new story about the end of the 100 year war.

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Afro Samurai: Resurrection

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Samurai
Afro Samurai: Resurrection
January 25, 2009 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Takashi Okazaki said in the new season Afro "loses his way, gets tired of all the killing" and he "wakes up to his destiny, which is to be the world's number one warrior".

Produced by Japanese studio GONZO in association/partnership with GDH K.K. and based on the original art and story telling of manga artist Takashi Okazaki. Funimation is also collaborating on the production.

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Chocolate Underground: Bokura no Chocolate Sensou

  1. Adventure
Chocolate Underground: Bokura no Chocolate Sensou
January 31, 2009 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

The previously announced Chocolate Underground anime adaptation of Alex Shearer's Bootleg novel will be heading to Japanese theaters this January. The satirical novel follows two English boys who create a bootleg chocolate factory after their country bans chocolate. The theatrical version will add 20 minutes of new footage and present the entire project in widescreen format.

[Source: Anime News Network]